May 7, 2019 – the Saint Parascheva Church in village Gojbulja (Vučitrn Municipality, Kosovo) was burgled. Namely, some time around 4 p.m. the faithful noticed that the door of the church was burgled, and that the donations in the amount of around 20 Euros, left after the liturgy served a day before, were stolen. The police was informed and responded […]» Read more
Category Archives: symbolic attack
The church life of the faithful in Dubrovsko has been disturbed by the dispute over the ownership of their church in Media.
March 7, 2019 – A group of people, who present themselves as inhabitants of a village Dubrovsko in Šavnik Municipality, have publicly disputed the ownership of the St. George’s Church, situated in the above-mentioned village and has been a property of the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Budimlja and Nikšić (“the Diocese”) for centuries; this incident disturbed the church life […]» Read more
March 21, 2019 – A resident of the city of Kirov from April 2016 to February 2018 was posting on the Internet drawings and inscriptions that showed signs of humiliation of Christians and clergy, express obvious disrespect for society and was insulting religious feelings of believers, found out the regional FSB branch. Kirov Investigative Department of Investigative Committee of Russian […]» Read more
Local Orthodox believers are offended by the fact that bottles of some vodka brand, sold in Krasnoyarsk, are shaped in the form of the St. Paraskeva chapel.
February 19, 2019 – Vodka in a bottle that repeats the outlines of the St. Paraskeva chapel (Russian Orthodox Church), a monument of regional architecture, is sold in local supermarkets of Krasnoyarsk at prices ranging from 2,600 to 4,300 rubles. Krasnoyarsk Diocese intends to apply to the law enforcement agencies in order to obtain a legal assessment of the fact. […]» Read more
US Department of State published 2018 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Bosnia and Herzegovina
March 21, 2019 – US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, published its Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2018 in regards to Bosnia and Herzegovina (“the Report”). In particular the Report highlights the problems concerning property restitution and discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina (“BIH”) in regards to the religious minorities, including the Serbian Christian Orthodox minority. As […]» Read more